obituary http://kplu.org en Sen. Mike Carrell dies at age 69 http://kplu.org/post/sen-mike-carrell-dies-age-69 <p>Washington state Senator Mike Carrell of Lakewood has died from complications related to treatment for a pre-leukemia blood disorder.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">Senate Republican Leader Mark&nbsp;Schoesler&nbsp;said&nbsp;Carrell&nbsp;died Wednesday morning at a Seattle hospital of lung complications from his ongoing treatment of transplants from his brother and chemotherapy.&nbsp;Schoesler&nbsp;says that&nbsp;Carrell&nbsp;died in his sleep with his wife, Charlotte, nearby.</span></p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 19:16:48 +0000 Austin Jenkins & The Associated Press 8923 at http://kplu.org Sen. Mike Carrell dies at age 69 'Dear Abby' dies; Pauline Phillips was adviser to millions http://kplu.org/post/dear-abby-dies-pauline-phillips-was-adviser-millions Pauline Phillips, known to millions of advice-seekers around the world as the original "Dear Abby," has died. She was 94.<p><a href="http://www.universaluclick.com/press/press_release/99" target="_blank">The company that syndicates Dear Abby</a> says on its website that she "died Wednesday ... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:10:35 +0000 Mark Memmott 7582 at http://kplu.org 'Dear Abby' dies; Pauline Phillips was adviser to millions George McGovern, An Improbable Icon Of Anti-War Movement http://kplu.org/post/george-mcgovern-improbable-icon-anti-war-movement If George McGovern often seemed miscast as a presidential candidate, he was at least as improbable as an icon of the anti-war movement.<p>The Vietnam War gave birth to an opposition movement unlike any America had seen in its previous wars. It was young, unconventional and countercultural, defiant of authority and deeply suspicious of government.<p>McGovern himself was none of these things.<p>He was, at the time of his presidential nomination, a 50-year-old two-term senator from South Dakota, a family man and the son of a small-town Methodist minister. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:26:01 +0000 Ron Elving 6778 at http://kplu.org George McGovern, An Improbable Icon Of Anti-War Movement Ivan, formerly of Tacoma, dies at 50: A gorilla's life remembered http://kplu.org/post/ivan-formerly-tacoma-dies-50-gorillas-life-remembered <em>I've <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2012/04/05/149951712/do-pet-obituaries-belong-in-the-newspaper">written before</a> in this space about how an animal obituary may help mark a life of significance. Here is my obituary for Ivan the gorilla.</em><p><em></em>On Tuesday, Aug. 21, a 50-year life that began in the freedom of Africa, included a 27-year period of solitary confinement in a concrete cell in a U.S. shopping center, and drew to a close via relaxed naps under Zoo Atlanta's sunny sky, came to an end. One of the oldest gorillas in U.S. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 18:33:15 +0000 6083 at http://kplu.org Ivan, formerly of Tacoma, dies at 50: A gorilla's life remembered Comedy's Self-Deprecating Pioneer Phyllis Diller Dies http://kplu.org/post/comedys-self-deprecating-pioneer-phyllis-diller-dies A queen of comedy has died. Phyllis Diller had audiences in stitches for more than five decades with her outlandish get-ups and rapid-fire one-liners. She died at her home, where she had been in hospice care after a fall. She was 95.<p>Diller was glamorously outrageous — or at least the character she created was glamorously outrageous, the one who wore wigs that made her look like she had her finger in an electrical outlet, who wore gaudy sequined outfits. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 20:06:44 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 6029 at http://kplu.org Comedy's Self-Deprecating Pioneer Phyllis Diller Dies Phyllis Diller, legendary comedian, is dead http://kplu.org/post/phyllis-diller-legendary-comedian-dead <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1DxitJzVrw</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 20:01:12 +0000 6027 at http://kplu.org Phyllis Diller, legendary comedian, is dead Tuskegee airman G. Hickman dies in Seattle at 88 
 http://kplu.org/post/tuskegee-airman-g-hickman-dies-seattle-88 <p></p><p>George Hickman, one of the original Tuskegee airmen and a longtime usher at University of Washington and Seattle Seahawks game, has died at age 88.</p><p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:22:11 +0000 The Associated Press 6024 at http://kplu.org Tuskegee airman G. Hickman dies in Seattle at 88 
 Longtime Seattle news anchor Goertzen dies http://kplu.org/post/longtime-seattle-news-anchor-goertzen-dies <p></p><p>Longtime Seattle television news anchor Kathi Goertzen has died following a lengthy, public battle with brain tumors.</p><p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 21:23:09 +0000 The Associated Press 5966 at http://kplu.org Gore Vidal, In Words http://kplu.org/post/gore-vidal-words The <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/01/157696354/gore-vidal-american-writer-and-cultural-critic-dies" target="_blank">death of writer and cultural critic Gore Vidal</a> on Tuesday, at the age of 86, means many are trying today to capture that man of words' life in just a few phrases:<p>-- He was an "elegant, acerbic all-around man of letters who presided with a certain relish over what he declared to be the end of American civilization," <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/books/gore-vidal-elegant-writer-dies-at-86.html?_r=1&amp;hp" target="_blank">says <em>The New York Times</em></ Wed, 01 Aug 2012 15:14:52 +0000 Mark Memmott 5830 at http://kplu.org Gore Vidal, In Words Gore Vidal, American writer and cultural critic, dies http://kplu.org/post/gore-vidal-american-writer-and-cultural-critic-dies Gore Vidal came from a generation of novelists whose fiction gave them a political platform. Norman Mailer ran for mayor of New York City; Kurt Vonnegut became an anti-war spokesman. And Vidal was an all-around critic. Wed, 01 Aug 2012 15:14:37 +0000 5829 at http://kplu.org Gore Vidal, American writer and cultural critic, dies Oscar-winning film star Ernest Borgnine dies http://kplu.org/post/oscar-winning-film-star-ernest-borgnine-dies <p>LOS ANGELES &mdash; Ernest Borgnine, the beefy screen star known for blustery, often villainous roles, but who won the best-actor Oscar for playing against type as a lovesick butcher in &quot;Marty&quot; in 1955, died Sunday. He was 95.</p><p> Sun, 08 Jul 2012 21:50:00 +0000 Jake Ellison 5542 at http://kplu.org Oscar-winning film star Ernest Borgnine dies 'Fahrenheit 451' author Ray Bradbury dies at 91 http://kplu.org/post/fahrenheit-451-author-ray-bradbury-dies-91 Ray Bradbury, author of <em>The Martian Chronicles</em> and <em>Fahrenheit 451, </em>died Tuesday. He was 91. Bradbury was known for his futuristic tales — but he never used a computer, or even drove a car.<p>Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Ill., in 1920 and grew up during the Great Depression. He said it was a time when people couldn't imagine the future, and his active imagination made him stand out. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 16:54:03 +0000 Arnie Seipel 5206 at http://kplu.org 'Fahrenheit 451' author Ray Bradbury dies at 91 Stax Bassist Duck Dunn Remembered In Memphis http://kplu.org/post/stax-bassist-duck-dunn-remembered-memphis <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-7QSMyz5rg</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 07:53:13 +0000 5020 at http://kplu.org Stax Bassist Duck Dunn Remembered In Memphis Seattle philanthropist, developer Benaroya dies http://kplu.org/post/seattle-philanthropist-developer-benaroya-dies <p>Jack Benaroya, the philanthropist and developer for whom Seattle&#39;s symphony hall was named, has died at age 90.</p><div><p>Benaroya is known as a businessman with impeccable timing and a quiet generosity.</p><p> Fri, 11 May 2012 18:58:40 +0000 The Associated Press 5005 at http://kplu.org Seattle philanthropist, developer Benaroya dies Richard Beyer, creator of 'Interurban' sculpture, has died http://kplu.org/post/richard-beyer-creator-interurban-sculpture-has-died <p>The artist behind &quot;Waiting for the Interurban,&quot; a popular sculpture in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, has died. Richard Beyer created the piece in 1978, which launched his career in public artwork.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 15:46:07 +0000 Amelia Greim 4747 at http://kplu.org Richard Beyer, creator of 'Interurban' sculpture, has died